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May 01 2015
Creating an Evidence Base to Better Serve HIV-Affected Children

On October 2, 2014, the findings of a model that predicts the long-term consequences of adult HIV on children at the population level were presented the PEPFAR-sponsored Children’s Risk & Resilience in the age of HIV/AIDS event at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.  The model was produced by the South-Africa based Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with the LMG Project, USAID, and PEPFAR and allows us to better serve children affected by HIV in several ways. (Image: ...

May 01 2015
Building Worldwide Capacity for Torture Rehabilitation

“Torture rehabilitation” is not a phrase in most people’s vernacular. Yet, it is the core of our purpose at The Center for Victims of Torture. For 30 years, we have worked to address the mental and physical effects of torture and trauma on people around the world. We do this work because we believe in the potential of individuals, their families, and their communities to recover and rebuild their lives. (Image: © 2012 Alma Mujanovic, Courtesy of Photoshare)

May 01 2015
Supporting Women with Disabilities to Become Community Leaders

The Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program brings together women with disabilities from around the world that demonstrate leadership potential. WILD graduates return to their communities to lead change and advocate for their rights in reproductive health, education, economic empowerment, and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. In this work, they serve as role models for other women and girls with disabilities. (Image: Christiana Yaghr)

May 01 2015
Championing Less Invasive and More Effective Treatment for Clubfoot in Pakistan

In Pakistan, where an estimated 7500 children are born with clubfoot annually, the Ponseti International Association (PIA) worked with champions to provide leadership, energy, and direction to build a national program to diffuse the Ponseti Method throughout the country. The Pakistan champions successfully advocated to the four provincial ministries of health to endorse the Ponseti Method as the standard of care in their respective provinces, facilitating the establishment of 20 new Ponseti...

May 01 2015
Advancing Physical Rehabilitation Services and Disability Rights with Senior Leadership Programs

In August 2013, a diverse group of senior Tanzanian leaders came together with teams of high-level executives from Ethiopia, Sudan and Zambia to participate in LMG’s Senior Leadership Program (SLP). The Tanzanian team focused on improving the quality of life for the 4.5 million persons with disabilities living in Tanzania by increased promotion of existing service and subsidies. The team developed a multimedia campaign and trained existing clients to serve as ambassadors to promote access to...

May 01 2015
Leadership Program Leads to Quadrupling of Antenatal Visits in Kongoti, Cote D'Ivoire

Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+) leads to dramatic rise in antenatal care visits “I was both aware of the challenges that existed and frustrated at not being able to meet them,” said Charlotte Abroman, midwife at the Kongoti Center for Rural Health, discussing low antenatal clinic visit rates. In Côte d’Ivoire as a whole, 70 percent of pregnant women attend all four ANC visits, but in Abroman’s area of Kongoti, only 11 percent made all the visits. In the health district of Daoukro...

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